Egypt – Clash in the Western desert (20 October 2017)

France expresses its utmost solidarity with the Egyptian people and authorities following clashes in the Western desert during the night of October 20-21 in which a large number of policemen were killed.

We offer our condolences to the families of those Egyptian policemen who fell in the line of duty, and wish those injured a speedy recovery.

Once again, Egypt and its security forces are paying a heavy toll in the fight against terrorism. France reiterates its support for Egypt’s stability at this painful time.

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